Posted: 03/10/2015 at 23:06
It's not too late for advice at all. This is what the forum is for. People should be able to post on here without getting attacked.
Tess34 - you have been very unfortunate with injuries, and been trying to play catch up ever since. You really need to have had at least one 20+ miler in the bag.
If you have had a correct diagnosis of an actual muscle tear I would advise not to run on it at all. You could compound the damage quite drastically. And I don't think you will enjoy the race. You will be on the start line with all sorts of doubts and later on probably go through a whole world of pain.
You should only enter I feel if a lot hinges on it, such as charity sponsorship. Even then you should walk the vast bulk of it.
Aim for another marathon for your first, and do it justice! There are plenty in the calendar.
All the best, whatever you decide.